Summer 2019 Newsletter

Feature of The Quarter - Developing Leader Award Winners

Congratulations, Toni Wodzicki of Avison Young and Samantha Sukumar of CBRE Limited, both awarded on April 9 with the Developing Leader REX Award!

About Samantha, Vice President at CBRE Limited
Samantha started at CBRE out of university and with her energy, spirit and exemplary work ethic, she quickly distinguished herself as an Industrial market expert. As a team player, her youth and vibrancy, coupled with her unwavering commitment to excellence, has propelled her career to becoming a market leader and a Vice President in 2019. Already recognized as an Emerging Leader at CBRE in 2017 and one of the Top 5 Industrial Sales Agents at Toronto North in 2017, Samantha continues to demonstrate propensity for leading projects with a consistent approach to clients and colleagues alike. 
With her relentless entrepreneurial spirit, she is dedicated to setting and achieving goals for her clients as she pushes others within her peer group to excel and test their limits. Samantha gives back to the community, sharing her positive energy through being a voluntary board member on the Homes First Society, an organization that provides housing and shelter for marginalized populations. Her natural inclination to collaboration has fostered a culture of idea-sharing around her; being a mentor to sales trainees seeking leadership and advice. As an active leader at CBRE, Samantha inspires other women in real estate by practicing what she preaches: she is passionate about what she does and encourages other women within the industry not to consider gender as a constraint within real estate nor her industrial specialty.
About Toni, Principal & Vice President at Avison Young
Throughout Toni’s significant scholastic, athletic and professional career, he has always risen to leadership positions. At Avison Young, Toni was selected to serve as Emerging Leader Ambassador for the downtown Toronto office from a group of over 40 highly qualified candidates. On the international level, Toni was appointed to a select steering committee representing the young producers throughout 120 offices in 25 countries.
Those who have worked with him know Toni to be driven, responsible and of stellar moral character, and through these traits, a natural leader. Toni was designated a Vice-President in 2018 due to his consistently high production results as a broker, his relationships with clients and team-approach with his colleagues at Avison Young.

Developing Leaders On The Move

NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter Developing Leader members have been busy over the past quarter. Here's news on moves and deals by your fellow DLs.

JESSICA ROWE BALD joined Subterra Renewables as Vice President, Sales

BREE CALAHAN joined Crown Realty Partners as Financial Analyst

AUBREY GREENBERG joined Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. as Director, Acquisitions & Asset Management

CORNELIA LE was promoted to Senior Associate / Consultant within the Deloitte Real Estate Advisory and Valuation group

RYAN NELSON joined The Pearl Group as Director, Investments

RYAN RAM was promoted to Principal at Matrix 360

TREVOR THOMPSON-HARRY was promoted to Associate Vice President at LaSalle Investment Management

ZACHARY TURNER was promoted to Senior Consultant in the Valuation & Advisory Group at Cushman Wakefield

CRYSTAL YANG was promoted to Associate at LaSalle Investment Management

FRANCES ZHOU was promoted to Senior Analyst at LaSalle Investment Management

DL Dealmakers & News


JESSICA ROWE BALD of Subterra Renewables (“Subterra”), a leading low-carbon district energy company, and Forum Equity Partners (“Forum”), an alternative asset private capital investor with a focus on real estate, infrastructure, renewables, and building services are excited to announce their landmark C$250 million strategic and financial partnership. The partnership between Subterra and Forum is focused on developing and operating low-carbon heating and cooling systems for new large-scale commercial and residential real estate developments across North America.

JON DOUGLAS of Menkes Developments was recognized by BOMA Toronto with the Pinnacle Award for its innovative new wellbeing program, Health Spaces. The program offers occupants increased opportunities to participate in unique engagement initiatives and lead healthy lifestyles.

LIAM SAURO of Cushman & Wakefield completed the following transactions:  

60 Colborne Street (Condo Retail) 
8,328 SF Building  |  60 Parking Stalls  |  No land (Condo) 
401 Yonge Street 
13,632 SF Building  |  5,540 SF Land  
25 Dyas Road 
74,717 SF Building  |  179,946 SF Land
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Congratulations DL REX Award Winners!


Samantha Sukumar, CBRE Limited (left) and Toni Wodzicki, Avison Young (right) each received the Developing Leader REX Award at the 2019 REX Awards 

Samantha and Toni were asked for one sentence of advice to pass on to their aspiring colleagues:

Samantha - "Be bold and have bold ideas but do not fall in love with your idea, fall in love with the problem you are solving."

Toni - "No one is good at everything. Know what your strengths are, hone what you're good at and, in turn, surround yourself with peers, colleagues, and partners who have different strengths and support your weaknesses."

Welcome New and Returning Developing Leader Members

April 1 to June 21, 2019

Genti Agako, Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation

Prerna Aman, CBRE Limited

Jessica Bald, Subterra Renewables

Emmett Barker, Dream Unlimited

Tina Boutis, Cadillac Fairview

Bree Callahan, Crown Realty Partners

Alexander Chan, Canada Post Pension

David Cornaviera, Marcus & Millichap Canada

Gabriel Denis, Gabriel Denis & Associates

Ionela Maria Florescu, Manulife Real Estate

Andrew Greven, Scotiabank

Samantha Groves, Scotiabank

Max Harada, QuadReal Property Group

Adam Harun, JLL

Rebecca Hollister, KingSett Capital

Nicolas Howard, Crestpoint Real Estate Investments

Shawn Hughes, Multiplex Construction Canada

Nicole Iacoucci, RioCan REIT

Derek Kang, Altus Group

Scott Kruse, Ware Malcomb

Seyi Laja, Great-West LifeCo

Kara Li, First Capital Realty

Robert LoGiudice, Marcus & Millichap Canada

Renjie Lu, Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation

Melanie MacRae, Panattoni Development Company

Spencer Mussett, CBRE Limited

Abcar Ohanessian, GWLRA

Kiel O'Sullivan, Tricon Capital Group

Sabrina Painda, McIntosh Perry

Mahtab Pezhman, Turner Construction Company

Alistair Rennie, Multiplex Construction Canada

Marc Rutledge, View Inc.

Sarah Smele, Panattoni Development Company

Daniel Smith, Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate

Mitchell Stark, Infrastructure Ontario

Samantha Sukumar, CBRE Limited

Matthew Thrift, First Capital Realty, Inc.

Matthew Timbrell, Graywood Developments LTD

Tyler Veres, Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation

Toni Wodzicki, Avison Young

Kristen Young, Pensio Real Estate Group